Tag Archives: British Soft Drinks Association

Sugar tax go ahead and new advertising rules

The government took a big step towards implementation of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks this week by including draft legislation in its Finance Bill. The new levy will be applied in two rates: a lower one for added sugar drinks with a total sugar content of five grams or more per 100 millilitres, plus a…
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Is Mexico’s sugar tax working

THERE'S BEEN a bit of confusion surrounding the impact of this controversial legislation. Here are both sides of the story so far.   YES - Kawther Hashem, nutritionist for Action on Sugar More than 30% of the Mexican population are obese and a love of sugary drinks has been held at least partly responsible. The average Mexican drinks the…
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Goodbye to supersize?

AS NEW YORK bans giant servings amid growing pressure to confront obesity, Footprint asks if the UK's soft drinks face hard regulation.                           Last month Coca-Cola unveiled a new advert, but it’s not just any advert. Instead of relating its drinks to happiness the…
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Doctors back soda tax

DOCTORS BELIEVE that a tax on sugary drinks will help to tackle the obesity crisis. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges also calls for better standards of hospital food   In an extensive report, published today February 18th, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) also called for an improvement in the standards of hospital food…
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